Affordable worldwide internet coverage is one step closer as of 18 February 2019, after 18 million pounds (U.S.$23.2 million) of UK Space Agency funding was awarded to OneWeb through the European Space Agency (ESA), to aid the development of its next generation satellite constellation. A global communications network in space, the system ...

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The head of the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, took part in the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore on 15 February 2019, a yearly event bringing together the world’s premier players in space. On this occasion, he underlined the importance of ...

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Yahsat, the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, together with Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, are displaying the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-21 February 2019. During the five-day exhibition, Yahsat Government Solutions and ...

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WASHINGTON — The new chair of the House space subcommittee says she’s looking forward to working with the commercial space industry on a number of issues, including oversight of non-traditional space activities. In a Feb. 13 speech at the Commercial Space Transportation Conference here, Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) said she ...

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SpaceX received a $297 million firm-fixed-price contract for launch services to deliver AFSPC-44, NROL-85, and NROL-87. ULA was awarded a $441.76 million firm-fixed-price contract for launch services to deliver SBIRS GEO-5, SBIRS GEO-6, and SILENTBARKER. WASHINGTON — The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center on Tuesday awarded two Evolved Expendable ...

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President Trump signs Space Policy Directive 4 at the Oval Office. In attendance were Vice President Mike Pence and a large group of senior officials including National Security Adviser John Bolton, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon. WASHINGTON ...

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WASHINGTON: The first concrete step to creating an independent force of trained and equipped space warriors occurred today — but that’s not the most important step on space the ...

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BURBAN, CALIFORNIA – Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo. Weather permitting, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two VSS Unity will takeoff from the Mojave Air and Space Port around 7 a.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern time). Test flight pilots will experience ...

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BURBAN, CALIFORNIA – Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo. Weather permitting, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two VSS Unity will takeoff from the Mojave Air and Space Port around 7 a.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern time). Test flight pilots will experience ...

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WASHINGTON — A slow start for Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa broadband venture and losses in activities beyond the fleet operator’s core business contributed to a 4.4 percent decline in revenue during the last half of 2018. Paris-based Eutelsat reported 658 million euros ($745.7 million) in revenue for the six months ended ...

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